HOW TO USE A USB PUSH BUTTON AS TIME TRIGGER

Are you organizing a Ninja Warrior type of event, where the participant self-starts and stops the race clock by pushing a button? Or do you want to use a hardware button (with loud audio) to just start the race?
 
Webscorer PRO v4.8 now supports USB-connected push buttons that appear to the Windows or Mac computer as a Human Interface Device (HID).
 
EXAMPLE DEVICE
 
Price: USD 69
Connector: USB-C
 
Note that to connect this device to a new Mac, you’ll need an additional USB-C to USB-A cable.
 
APP SETUP
 
Configuring the USB push button with Webscorer PRO is super easy:
 
1. Navigate to the “Hardware Setup” panel of the app
2. Select:
    - Time trigger & race starter = On
    - Trigger type = USB push button
3. Connect the HID device to your Windows or Mac computer
4. Press the button on the HID device
   - The text “Press button” will change to “Recorded"
   - This step records the key the HID device is configured to send when triggered
   - This allows Webscorer PRO to use the default key (and avoid any hardware setup)
 
Supported start types to start the race with the button:
 
   - Mass start
   - Manual wave start
   - Individual start
 
After starting the race / race clock:
 
   - Tap the “Fast-tap view” toolbar button
   - This allows the racers to self-record their time by pressing the push button
   - Tap the name / bib number of the racer to associate the recorded time stamp with the racer
 
DEVICE SUPPORT
 
The USB push button feature is available on Windows and Mac versions of Webscorer PRO.
The HID device must appear to the operating system like a (single-key) remote keyboard.
 
PRO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED
 
Similar to the Flic Bluetooth button, the USB push button feature requires the PRO Multi-device timing subscription.